American actress and activist Kristen Bell
will become the first global advocate for the Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund — a United Nations
and civil society partnership supporting women to prevent crises and build peace — the fund announced today.
In her new role, Ms. Bell will advocate on behalf of local women across the globe who are working to make our world a more peaceful and gender-equal place.
“I’m honored to advocate for these inspiring women who are working to end conflict, rebuild communities and advance gender equality,” said Bell.
Globally, humanitarian crises and threats to peace are more common than ever before. Un
studies show that women’s inclusion in conflict resolution accelerates peacebuilding, expands humanitarian reach and advances gender equality. When women are empowered to meaningfully participate in crises response, their contributions undeniably result in more lasting peace.
Despite this, women’s participation in peacebuilding today remains needlessly low.